Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we thought we would teach you how to make one of those quintessential breakfast staples which can also moonlight as a snack or as dessert! To me nothing is more fun or romantic as a yummy breakfast shared together, and I also happen to love making a great delicious breakfast for myself when Carlos has to work early. It’s a great form of self love and self care to take the time to prepare and serve a breakfast you really feel like eating, so in this month of celebrating love, we’re making these scrumptious waffles. Perfect whether you’re celebrating the love of having friends around a big brunch, a romantic breakfast for two, or the perfect party for one.Read More
Anyone who grew up on pancakes like me, knows that not all pancakes are created equal. Sure, drizzle any old pancake with lots of maple syrup and it will taste good, but there's an art form to the perfect pancake.
It should be tall, round, perfectly cooked through, golden brown, and especially fluffy and pillowy. There are so many tricks to always getting perfect pancakes, they have to do with the ratios in the recipe itself, with the amount of leavener used, but especially with letting the batter rest, the temperature of the pan or griddle and cooking them properly (spoiler alert: it might be exactly the opposite to what you've previously thought was pancake-making gospel!).Read More
It's finally time to share what we've been working on, teasing you about, recipe testing for, filming for, editing for...
Our brand new breakfast and brunch classics course is here!
It also happens to be a FREE vegan cooking course for you to start enjoying and watching right away.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and it was also the one I struggled with the most when I went vegan because I just didn't know how to substitute my eggs and bacon, and yes, I was a total eggs, sausage, lumberjack style breakfast eater before then. Blame it on the fact that as a kid I was allergic to milk, so the whole cereal concept was lost at my house. It was bacon with a side of bacon... all the way.Read More
With Mother's Day quickly approaching, I thought it was time to do another scrumptious compilation and share some of the delicious vegan goodies found all across the web. Yes, Mother's Day should be celebrated every day, but let's face it, mamas need a day that is internationally recognized and sanctioned so they can actually kick back, relax and let the pampering begin. To me, that starts with breakfast.
Moms work so hard, and this usually starts with early risers jumping up and down on their bed requesting breakfast asap. No matter how tired, groggy, or how much Jimmy Kimmel they watched the night before, they still have to get up and feed everyone from the kiddos to their partners to the hamsters, dogs and cats. This means Mother's Day breakfast is the perfect form of revenge. You get to hang out under the covers for as long as you want while everyone else in the house makes you breakfast for a change. What could be better?!Read More
I grew up eating these babies in my home country of Venezuela. The traditional ones aren't vegan, as they use ricotta cheese to make the filling, but I could not let you continue living your life without getting a little taste of this South American treat.
Traditionally, people have them for breakfast with a latte or even chocolate milk. They are flaky, soft, pillowy, and so full of flavor. In today's video, which we created specially for our friends at Vegan Outreach, one of our favorite non-profits EVER, you'll learn how to make the perfect tofu ricotta, which can also be used to stuff shells, manicotti, as a filling for lasagna, or even eaten as is or in a wrap or sandwich.Read More
There are matches that are made in heaven, and just off the top of my head I can think of a few: fries and ketchup, cookies and milk, chips and salsa, and yes... the famous... peanut butter and jelly. It's a childhood classic for a reason, and for me, the fun of eating means going back to those early favorites. The recipe we're sharing today, which was filmed and created specially for our friends at the amazing non-profit Vegan Outreach, is the perfect combo of one of Carlos's favorites (French toast), and mine (pb and j). This means that just in time for Valentine's Day, we decided to make a love hybrid-love baby-breakfast goodie.... 'cause nothing is more romantic than breakfast. Enter the pb and j stuffed French toast, trust me when I tell you you're not prepared for the amazing layers of flavor you'll get with this dish. It's pure bliss on a plate.Read More
You know me and my green smoothies. I have a sweet, loving, daily relationship with them. The kind that makes you run to the store when you see the spinach is low, or the kale is gone. Don't even get me started on someone eating the last banana.
I am however very strict on what a delicious smoothie should be like. Green smoothies that taste like recently mowed lawn... well that shizzle just ain't gonna fly! I like mine sweet, probably because we're all secretly fooling ourselves when we ignore the fact that smoothies are basically adult milkshakes. Right?!Read More
Valentine's Day is almost upon us, and with this occasion in mind I really wanted to create a recipe that was both heartwarming and perfect for serving to friends or your partner in crime. For me, there's nothing as fun or romantic as an amazing breakfast enjoyed together, and what a better way to celebrate than with the gooiest cinnamon rolls?! Banana date cinnamon rolls to be exact.
I'm nervous about sharing this one with you because Carlos has been telling all of our friends that out of all my recipes this is his number one favorite, so there's a lot of pressure to live up to every time I make it! It has never disappointed though, and now it's all yours for the taking and especially the sharing.Read More